Advocacy Forum 2017

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Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum

March 27 – 29, 2017
Washington Marriott Wardman Park


Together, we can make history.

The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic is here — and we have 10 years to make history by changing its trajectory.

More than 5 million people in the United States already have Alzheimer’s, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, and there’s still no way to prevent, cure or slow its progression. The first goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease is to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s by 2025. Reaching that goal tomorrow requires our government to act today.

At the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, we will work with other dedicated advocates to urge members of Congress to improve the lives of those already living with dementia, and to provide the funding to achieve the 2025 goal while there’s still time.

The time for us to act is now — your advocacy today can help us make history tomorrow.

The Junior Committee attended the Nation Forum last year and we are trying to attend again! During our time there, we are able to speak face to face with members of Congress and State Representatives and explain to them with our own personal stories and experiences why Alzheimer’s is destroying millions of lives every day and why we need to put an end to it now!

With your help we will be able to attend! Since the JC is 100% based on volunteering all expenses do come out of our JC Member’s pockets for the trip. We are asking you to give anything if you can to help us make it to DC to share our stories, to speak to the people who can make a difference and to paint the city purple once again!